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I have always tried do a lot for farmers, their problem is ours: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
I have always tried do a lot for farmers, their problem is ours: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Sunday that he had always tried doing a lot for farmers.

CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan launches indefinite fast, but farmers to continue stir; no fresh violence
CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan launches indefinite fast, but farmers to continue stir; no fresh violence

No major violence was reported from the state and curfew was lifted from three of the four police station areas in Mandsaur district, the epicentre of the farmers' agitation.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan says will continue fast till peace is restored in MP, assures decision in farmers' interest
Shivraj Singh Chouhan says will continue fast till peace is restored in MP, assures decision in farmers' interest

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan appeals to the farmers to come forward and discuss their grievances. 

Shiv Sena, Congress slam Chouhan over his indefinite fast

Congress also dubbed Chouhan's fast as mere "nautanki" (drama).

Amid stir, farmers' market in Mandsaur grinds to a halt

The wholesale agriculture market in Mandsaur, one of the largest in Madhya Pradesh, wore a deserted look as agitating farmers stayed away from it for the 10th day today, leading to losses running into several crore rupees.

Impossible to give loan waiver to farmers, says MP Agriculture Minister
Impossible to give loan waiver to farmers, says MP Agriculture Minister

The violent protest has later spread to neighbouring districts of Neemuch, Indore, Khargone, Ujjain, Shahjanhanpur, Sehore, Raisen and Harda in the last few days.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan begins indefinite fast, says Madhya Pradesh can't prosper without development of farmers
Shivraj Singh Chouhan begins indefinite fast, says Madhya Pradesh can't prosper without development of farmers

Amid spiralling protest by Madhya Pradesh farmers, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday began his indefinite fast.

Caught-on-cam: MP Congress MLA incites violence, heard saying "burn down police station in Shivpuri"
Caught-on-cam: MP Congress MLA incites violence, heard saying "burn down police station in Shivpuri"

A Congress MLA from Madhya Pradesh was caught on camera purportedly inciting party workers and farmers to burn down a police station here.

Mandsaur violence: MP CM announces to go on fast to restore peace, to hold talks with farmers from tomorrow
Mandsaur violence: MP CM announces to go on fast to restore peace, to hold talks with farmers from tomorrow

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday reached out to protesting farmers inviting them for talks to iron out the differences as Madsaur reels under violent protest by farmers over demands for cost-based returns for their produce. 

M Venkaiah Naidu terms Rahul Gandhi's visit to Mandsaur as 'photo opportunity'
M Venkaiah Naidu terms Rahul Gandhi's visit to Mandsaur as 'photo opportunity'

The farmers in western Madhya Pradesh, particularly Mandsaur and Dewas districts, have been protesting for a week now, demanding debt relief and better crop prices.

Police won't let AAP leaders into riot-hit Mandsaur

An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) team on Friday left for Madhya Pradesh`s Mandsaur to meet the families of the farmers who were killed in police firing.

Madhya Pradesh: 'Push for digital payment among reasons behind farmers stir'
Madhya Pradesh: 'Push for digital payment among reasons behind farmers stir'

The electricity distribution company in the region has been snapping power supply to farmers if they fail to pay the monthly bills instantly.

AAP team to be denied entry into Mandsaur
AAP team to be denied entry into Mandsaur

AAP leaders including Bhagwat Mann, Ashutosh and Sanjay Singh are planning to visit the district that was hit by farmers' agitation after five were shot dead in police firing.

MP lawmaker Shakuntala Khatik incites people to set police station on fire, BJP says Congress' 'dirty politics' exposed
MP lawmaker Shakuntala Khatik incites people to set police station on fire, BJP says Congress' 'dirty politics' exposed

Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga on Friday posted a video which shows a Congress MLA urging her supporters to burn a local police station in Madhya Pradesh.

Three children of family drown in Shahdol
Three children of family drown in Shahdol

Three children of a family, including a girl drowned in a pond in Madhya Pradesh`s Shahdol district late on Thursday.

Ten police jawans injured after vehicle overturns in Madhya Pradesh's Shajapur
Ten police jawans injured after vehicle overturns in Madhya Pradesh's Shajapur

As many as ten police jawans were injured after their bus overturned in Madhya Pradesh`s Shajapur district on Friday.

 

Rahul Gandhi's detention 'undemocratic': Congress
Rahul Gandhi's detention 'undemocratic': Congress

The Congress Party on Friday condemned Thursday's detention of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Madhya Pradesh, dubbing the whole incident as 'undemocratic'.

Madhya Pradesh farmers' agitation: Curfew to be relaxed in Mandsaur from 10 am to 6 pm as situation improves
Madhya Pradesh farmers' agitation: Curfew to be relaxed in Mandsaur from 10 am to 6 pm as situation improves

Curfew will be relaxed in the Mandsaur district and other areas of Madhya Pradesh as situation continues to improve, days after farmers' death due to police firing triggered violence in the region.

Curfew likely to be lifted on Friday in violence-hit Mandsaur
Curfew likely to be lifted on Friday in violence-hit Mandsaur

Mandsaur District Collector Om Prakash Srivastava has assured that the curfew would be relaxed for longer hours on Friday in the violence-hit district .

Farmers' stir: Hardik Patel may visit MP on June 12

Quota agitation leader Hardik Patel on Thursday condemned the alleged police action against protesting agriculturists in Madhya Pradesh and is likely to visit Mandsaur - the epicentre of the farmers' stir - on June 12.

Situation in Mandsaur improving but tense: MP administration
Situation in Mandsaur improving but tense: MP administration

Farmers in Mandsaur have been protesting since June 1 demanding loan waiver and better crop prices. Five farmers were killed in police firing on Tuesday as the agitation turned violent.

Mandsaur issue: Rahul Gandhi meets kin of farmers who died during protests; BJP terms it as 'photo opportunity yatra'
Mandsaur issue: Rahul Gandhi meets kin of farmers who died during protests; BJP terms it as 'photo opportunity yatra'

Terming Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's visit to Mandsaur as a "photo opportunity", the BJP on Thursday accused the Opposition party of "fuelling violence" in the farmers' protests.

Madhya Pradesh firecracker factory blast toll hits 25

The death toll from an explosion at a firecracker factory in central India has risen to 25, an official said Thursday, after five workers succumbed to their injures overnight.

MP farmers' stir: Govt ready for talks, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan

As western Madhya Pradesh reels under violent protest by farmers over loan waiver and better price for their produce, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday said the state government was open for a dialogue to iron out the differences and once again appealed them to maintain peace.

Congress MLA from Indore instigated farmers` violence in Madhya Pradesh? Watch video
Congress MLA from Indore instigated farmers` violence in Madhya Pradesh? Watch video

Farmers in Madhya Pradesh have been on strike since June 1 demanding that their loans be scrapped and their produce be bought at a fair price. 

DMs, SPs of violence-hit Madhya Pradesh districts transferred

he Madhya Pradesh government on Thursday transferred the District Magistrates of three violence-hit districts -- Mandsaur, Ratlam and Neemuch -- over the growing agitation by farmers, while the Mandsaur Police Superintendent was also transferred.

Rahul Gandhi's visit to Mandsaur is "another photo opportunity": Venkaiah Naidu

Venkaiah Naidu dismissed the Congress' demand that CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan step down from his post in view of the deaths of five protesting farmers in police firing.

Five farmers were killed in 'police firing': Madhya Pradesh Home Minister

Contingents of Rapid Action Force (RAF) were today deployed in Mandsaur which has been on the boil since the violence two days ago.

Digvijaya questions MP CM's announcement of ex-gratia to farmers kin
Digvijaya questions MP CM's announcement of ex-gratia to farmers kin

he Madhya Pradesh farmers hit the streets protesting over their demands for remunerative prices for their produce and a farm loan waiver not being met.